Wind NN/W 10knts
Sailing at last again!
Wind picked up this morning and got sailing on a fine reach at 6knots
At last pointing to our destination now and will just see what comes in the
way of favourable winds..
Yesterday was a mixture of motoring and very slow sailing- all be it very
pleasant drifting along at 2 to 3 knots at night and if it wasn't the fact that
we still had well over 2000 miles to go , so unfortunately we had to motor at
times to find wind, otherwise we would arrive around Christmas time.
We fixed the watermaker so all running fine now. No bad idea as i had put
us on a thimble full of water ration, to wash in .Good job its an outdoors
Nearly lost a sheave on the staysail track , which would have stuffed that
sail , but luckily most of the parts stayed on deck and we fabricated the
Debs is cooking up some nice meals for us as well as some brilliant
helming, and i think with 3 boys to run around pulling sheets and hair out ,she
is more than happy to fill those roles
I must qualify that as each of us has contributed to the galley side of
things and all the crew has participated in all the various duties. Its just a
question of strengths in doing what you are good at!
This of course falls down in my case writing the blogs but hopefully you
will at least get a gist of life on board –just not Booker level and very far
Can report a very happy but perhaps smelly crew , with of course the
exception of Debs– but there’s always time!
For those that know Philip and Bex i can tell you that we are expecting
some good news in the duration of this voyage! – will keep you posted.
Love and my best wishes to them
And best wishes to any that take the time to read these blogs